Weekly Greeting

The Fascination of Number -- The 62nd Friendly Greeting From Shirley, Sun, Nov 5, 2006

How are you? Have you had a good week? I do hope you are well and have an easy weekend.

Tuesday, as soon as I basically completed my second project and handed over the researching report to the company, I started to make the third final judgment for my third project group's researching report.

Anyway, my first project group gave me their 350 statistic models that would become about 13,000 different tables yearly and asked a final judgment, before the software development work is started. So, I had to work on it at the first time.

Quickly I was attracted by it and re-started to swim in the number's sea, as I had done from 1993 to 1999, then from 2005 to now...

I often feel that numbers also have lives as my birds, flowers and clouds on a picture. In case they are organized by some suitable lines with good originality via table or chart style, they have been given new lives to tell us something new and give us some new inspiration...

As a book, an article, a picture or a piece of music, table and chart also need originality, originality is its life, line is its bone and numbers is its blood and meat. Number, chart and table are something with not any political or orientation meaning. It is something most litmusless and can be understood with different meaning from a different angle by different people, relying on the users professional background. So, I often feel, that number, table and chart are the best tools to express something, that is not easy to say with words or mouths. So, after I had made my dream, that to set up a China security chart and table journalism system in some traditional medium ? newspaper, magazine or book - is to be true. Now I am making a new dream to create a China security statistic journalism system with multimedia style.

I am happy, that before it enters the formally develop phase, it has had about 16,000 register users and has created some income for the company. So, now it has been listed to be one of the most important software projects in the company.

Ha, as soon as I entered this field, I often feel, that I was just like a fish that is swimming in the sea of numbers with a so comfortable style. The problem is that I don't have time enough to work in person, so I have given most of the work to my assistants and to the younger colleagues after the project have been run for about 1.5 years.

Maybe for my unique understanding and practice with numbers, some of my former colleagues and friends in the industry called me “a queen of number" and I was appointed to attend the 30th International Chinese Newspaper Convention in Malaysia in 1997. At least 3 doctoral tutors invited me to be their doctoral student or their visiting scholar in Beijing and Hong Kong from 1997 to 2002. Anyway, I chose to learn economic, journalism and international business management then, and now, I am learning art, music and English.

I wanted to look after my only child, before he went abroad in person, as a single mother while an excellent professional woman then, also now, I want to be a real and artistic woman...

I am just a learner on art, music, English and the work on the web site in my free time. Anyway, I would really like to do a little bit things with what I have learned to make this little web site to be An Electronic Bridge Of Culture Exchange, Friendship and Language Learning. During the process to help the others and to improve myself.

I do appreciate your understanding, directions and supports. I do hope to get your great help continuously now and in the coming time...

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirleyz004@yahoo.com You are welcomed to publish your opinions in the forum too.

--Shirley
Written and Edited on Sun, Nov 5, 2006
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